Bus Conversion Magazine Bulletin Board
June 19, 2018, 09:43:38 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: If you had an Online Subscription: You will not have to go out in the rain, sleet, hail, or snow to retrieve it.
   Home   Help Forum Rules Search Calendar Login Register BCM Home Page Contact BCM  
Pages: 1 [2]  All   Go Down
Author Topic: basic question re: 40W oil. Where do you buy it? And what's a good price?  (Read 9777 times)

« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2007, 08:01:28 AM »

FWIW the EPA mandates that motor oil made after Jan 2007 will be less than 1% ash this topic comes up ever so often and i was just telling zubzub what options he
had if he was unable to find Delo 100
« Last Edit: November 01, 2007, 08:09:58 AM by luvrbus » Logged
Sr. Member
Offline Offline

Posts: 426

1988 Neoplan AN 340, 6V-92 TA DDEC II, HT 748 ATEC

« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2007, 09:11:15 AM »

Has anyone checked to see if the new CF-2 ratings are listed on the Delo 400 containers?

I use Delo 100 but would use the Delo 400 if necessary, if I knew which containers were new and which were old.

I use the Delo 400 in my dump truck (Cat eng.) and it would simplify my oil supplies to stock one oil.

I'll look the next time I'm at Autozone.


location: South central Ohio

I'm very conservative, " I started life with nothing and still have most of it left".
Hero Member
Offline Offline

Posts: 3624

« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2007, 01:16:48 PM »


You're absolutely correct, I got my oil companies confused. It was the Texaco equivalent of Delo 100 that was discontinued!

I'm really interested in seeing where this discussion on Delo 400 CF-2 for DD 2-strokes is going?
« Last Edit: November 01, 2007, 01:19:02 PM by gus » Logged

Ash Flat, AR
Dave Knight
Hero Member
Offline Offline

Posts: 711

« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2007, 02:16:55 PM »

I found Rotella 40 wt for $10.06\gallon and Delo 100 40wt for $10.33 here in SLC.
These sound like decent prices aren't they?

Question: how much extra oil does everyone carry while out on the road?

« Last Edit: November 01, 2007, 02:21:28 PM by Dax » Logged

'75 MC-8   'Event Horizon'
8V71  HT740
Salt Lake City, Utah

"Have bus will travel read the card of the man, a Knight without armor in a savage land...."
Hero Member
Offline Offline

Posts: 2459

"The Mighty GMC"

« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2007, 02:49:23 PM »


I carry enough to do an oil change.

Main reason is that if I leaked it all out, I want enough to fill it back up no matter where I am at and no
matter what hour it is.

If I didn't need the CF-2 oil, I might not carry so much as the 4 stroke is everywhere.


1975 GMC  P8M4905A-1160    North Central Florida

"There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded."
Mark Twain
Hero Member
Online Online

Posts: 4564

'75 MC8 8V71 HT740

« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2007, 02:54:25 PM »

Detroit Dealer network here in Toronto (Harper) sells the Exxon XD-3 straight grade oil brand.

I can tell you that the DD 6V71N in the older transits around here are not getting the mileage out of the engines that they did historically, it is felt by many due to 15W40 multi-grade oil being put in them.

Large in house rebuild shop with written procedures and quality assurance down through the ages, engine dyno, good parts, no other variables can be identified.

My own coach arrived with fresh multi-grade oil in it and consumed oil. I didn't know any better at that time. After I changed it out to the proper 40 wt, oil consumption dropped dramatically.

I'm sticking with the recommended brands and grades.

happy coaching!

Frozen North, Greater Toronto Area
Jr. Member
Offline Offline

Posts: 96


« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2007, 09:49:37 PM »

I'm running straight 30W in my Grim Leaker...went to Canadian tire today and bought it in 1 litre size for $2.09 a pop.  The guys eyes bugged out when I asked for two cases.

On another note...does it matter if you mix brands? 

Had a great run yesterday from Kelowna, BC to Vancouver.  It was our longest leg so far in the bus.  First of many on the way to Mexico.  The old girl performed flawlessly and we made pretty good time.  Lots of slow 9% up and downgrades.  I had a guy on a bicycle pass me and give me the bird on one of the long grinds...(just kiddin') my wife did threaten to get out and walk though! Grin

Payin' for the sins of my youth when I was the fastest on the road.  I was having serious turbo envy when the gear jammers were passin' me by.

I'll keep you updated on our progress.



Sr. Member
Offline Offline

Posts: 280

« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2007, 06:03:50 AM »

After ordering oil at a local dist. A couple of times they now stock it for me. When we go out for the winter I take 6-8 gallon of oil with me.

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, Believe in them, and try to follow them." ~Louisa May Alcott~

« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2007, 06:14:50 AM »

DX, i carry 3 gal in a oil tank that is hooked up to my filler on the engine. i installed the tank because i was always have a problem with the oil jugs leaking.  most of the DD use a gal between 1000 to 2000 miles some more some less and yes that is a fair price for the oil
« Last Edit: November 02, 2007, 06:21:14 AM by luvrbus » Logged
Pages: 1 [2]  All   Go Up
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!